After an hour or so, the animal's owner, Reed Gleason, showed up with a bucket of grain and coaxed it to lay down. Gleason said the animal was a male scimitar-horned oryx named Yellow Nose, and that it had escaped from his property a mile or so away on Skyline Boulevard.
Gleason, a 70-year-old engineer, said he keeps a herd of 11 oryx on his 5 acres. He bought a single male and a pregnant female 20 years ago from Richard Noble, an Oregon attorney and rare animal collector.
He told people they were welcome to photograph the oryx, but shouldn't get too close. He said oryx rarely harm humans, but are known to attack and kill dogs, so several people scooped up their dogs and carried them down the trail past the quiet antelope.